bobby

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bob·by

 (bŏb′ē)
n. pl. bob·bies Chiefly British
A police officer.

[After Sir Robert Peelhome secretary of England when the Metropolitan Police Force was created in 1829.]

bobby

(ˈbɒbɪ)
n, pl -bies
informal a British policeman
[C19: from Bobby after Sir Robert Peel, who, as Home Secretary, set up the Metropolitan Police Force in 1828]

bob•by

(ˈbɒb i)

n., pl. -bies.
Brit. policeman.
[1835–45; generic use of Bobby, for Sir Robert Peel]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bobby - an informal term for a British policemanbobby - an informal term for a British policeman
police officer, policeman, officer - a member of a police force; "it was an accident, officer"

bobby

noun
Chiefly British. A member of a law-enforcement agency:
Informal: cop, law.
Slang: bull, copper, flatfoot, fuzz, gendarme, heat, man (often uppercase).
Chiefly British: constable, peeler.
Translations
bobbykeuf
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bobby

[ˈbɒbɪ] N (Brit) (= policeman) → poli m

bobby

[ˈbɒbi] n (British) (old-fashioned)agent m (de police)bobby pin n (US)pince f à cheveux

bobby

n (dated Brit inf) → Bobby m, → Schupo m (dated)

bobby

:
bobby-dazzler
n (dated Brit inf) (= object)Knüller m (inf), → Sensation f; (= girl)Augenweide f
bobby pin
n (US) → Haarklemme f
bobby sox
pl (dated US) → kurze Söckchen pl
bobbysoxer
n (dated US inf) → Teenager m, → junges Mädchen

bobby

[ˈbɒbɪ] n (Brit) (fam) → poliziotto
References in classic literature ?
He envied the purple-nosed old cab-drivers on the stand, the boot-black boys at the edge of the pavement, the two large bobbies pacing slowly along the Tower Gardens railings in the consciousness of their infallible might, and the bright scarlet sentries walking smartly to and fro before the Mint.
And I wish her safe home, and if I was on the rack I could tell no more, except that when I got back I were laid hands on by these here bobbies, contrary to the British constitooshun, and if your ladyship will kindly go to where that constitooshun is wrote down, and find out wot it sez about my rights and liberties--for I have been told that the working-man has his liberties, and have myself seen plenty took with him --you will oblige a common chap more than his education will enable him to express.
THE TWO BOBBIES Sir Bobby Charlton and Sir Bobby Robson team up for the cause in County Durham tomorrow.